RP - KC
Kansas City Royals right-hander Kyle Zimmer allowed one run in two innings in a 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday. Zimmer struck out one and walked one.
Zimmer was on a 50-pitch limit in his start but he only wound up throwing 35. The 28-year-old has now made two appearances this season, one as a reliever and one as a starter. He posted a 10.80 ERA across 18 1/3 innings of work in 2019.
Kyle Zimmer will start for the Royals on Tuesday against the Detroit Tigers.
Royals manager Mike Matheny stated that Zimmer will be on a 50-pitch limit so he should only go three to four innings at the most. He made one relief appearance so far this season, pitching a scoreless inning against Cleveland on 7/26 giving up one hit and striking out three. The pitch count caps Zimmer's upside but if he shows well there could be some streaming appeal down the road. He could wind up having a decent audition given the weakness of the opponent.
Consistently injured Kansas City Royals prospect Kyle Zimmer has been optioned to double-A.
Zimmer, who had tremendous hype coming up, has been constantly injured and it has really taken a hit in his pro career. Zimmer pitched a total of 5.2 innings in 2016 and than had thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. Zimmer has some value in dynasty leagues but should only be drafted as a flyer in the later rounds. If Zimmer stays healthy, he could give back tremendous value.
Kyle Zimmer, the former #3 pick for the Royals, missed the 2016 season with thoracic outlet syndrome, but should be good to go for 2017. While Zimmer would not be a part of the Opening Day roster, being a big part of the Triple-A Omaha team in the first half is a reasonable goal. He had surgery in August after undergoing elbow and shoulder surgery (2012 and 2014) and being shut down with a strained latissimus dorsi muscle in his back in 2015.
A first-round pick in the 2012 draft, Zimmer has surpassed 70 innings pitched just once, throwing a career-high 108 1/3 innings in 2013. The tragic loss of Yordano Ventura has left a huge hole at the top of the Royals' rotation and a good beginning of the 2017 minor league season could land Zimmer in the MLB rotation. He has a 3.24 ERA in 222 1/3 career minor league innings, striking out 10.9 batters per nine innings.
Royals number two prospect Kyle Zimmer to undergo thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. This will end his 2016 season.
One of the Royals top prospects and most likely a September call up had to call his season quits on Tuesday. Zimmer decided to undergo season-ending surgery and dynasty owners are crushed. Many owners expected Zimmer to be on their playoff roster but unfortunately will have to wait until next season. Good luck with the recovery Kyle.